PNC, Michigan City Library Present “Chasing Ice”

Chasing Ice Film PosterThe movie “Chasing Ice” will be shown Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St., thanks to a collaboration between Purdue University North Central’s Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series and the Michigan City Public Library. The showings are free and open to the public.

The film is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

“Chasing Ice” presents the work of environmental photographer James Balog and his work to document climate change. Director Jeff Orlowski chronicles Balog’s work, as well as his physical and technological struggles, as he uses time-lapse photography to capture images of the shrinking glaciers and snow cover of Greenland, Iceland, Alaska and Montana.

“The New York Times” describes the film as being “full of stunning images.”

The film director Orlowski explained that Balog sees climate change “not as a political issue but as a human issue . . . the film provides the power and the responsibility to solve the global problems of today . . . we must put the onus on individuals to do whatever is in his or her power to create a better world. The cultural value of Chasing Ice is in sharing the hauntingly beautiful images of the ice melting across our globe, enabling people to see climate change not as a polarized argument, but simply an issue all that citizens must face together.”

Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features various events throughout the year. A complete schedule of events can be found at www.pnc.edu. For more information about this film, or any event in the Odyssey series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations, at 785-5200, ext.  5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.